Dario 1-Large
Elegant Curiosities
Look / Control


The inspiration for this look can be found in BDSM where there are women who have power over men. But there is a deeper meaning to this piece in the collection, as this is worn by a feminine man for the shoot but also on the runway at Fashion Week. Our designer wanted to take a moment and show what this also expresses. Men who love to dress more feminine will most of the time be afraid of talking about it, hence the muzzle and are so controlled by what other people and society think of them and are guided by how the world want them to look and behave.

As our designer and her partner see themselves as genderfluid and also have a gender makeover business (Trans Makeover) this is topic close to their heart.

The muzzle is decorated with freshwater pearls, amethyst cabochons and hand gilded 24k gold and sterling silver details.

The collar has an amethyst set in a 4 prong sterling silver setting and 4 amethyst cabochons in the connected chain which is also made of a bronze alloy is decorated with freshwater pearls and sterling silver beads next to it.

On the pasties there are also freshwater pearls and between the chains freshwater pearls with sterling silver beads.

The muzzle the pasties and collar, have hand gilded 24k gold and sterling silver details.

The pasties have a backing that already has a layer of skin glue. After wearing this piece, a new layer of skin glue needs to be added (this will be added with the piece).

The skirt is made of a flowy polyester fabric with silky look.

Included with his look: *Pasties *Skirt *Muzzle *Gloves *Collar and leash.

About the collection

The pieces are designed for anyone who wants to express their femininity, people who want to stand out in something luxurious, unique and exclusive. Every piece of clothing is also a piece of jewellery. Just a few examples of what you can find on her designs: historical remnants, 24k hand gilded and silver-plated details, gemstones, freshwater pearls, sterling silver and 14k gold. All to give you the feeling that you are not just wearing a piece of clothing, but a jewel with its own story and inspiration.

Designer: Laila Verseput / Elegant Curiosities
Model: @catharina_love_x
Photograpy: Laurens van Riel
Intern Coupeuse (skirts): Julia Eliene Vos
Music Production Showcase: Robin Post & HermanusArtisticus

Why is my collection black?

I personally wear black about 90% of the time as it looks classy and stylish, but there is a deeper meaning to the color and for that we have to look into history.

In the Roman times and Middle ages black was associated with authority and dignity. Later in the 13th century the color black was associated with sinister and death, for example black animals like cats and crows were considered evil.

Black was an extremely expensive color to produce and was mostly made from bark, roots, and fruits, however most were bluish, grayish, or brown in tone. The best way to get black dye was to use Oak apples. These are very small so you need an extremely huge amount to get a little bit of dye.

In the 14th century black clothing became popular. At the time, mostly in Italy, there were rules that wouldn’t allow you to wear certain colors, if you were not in the high ranks of society. Wealthy people without ranks wanted to stand out too and there was no law on the expensive color black. This way they could still show their wealth, and so the demand for black fabric grew and with that did the skills of the dyers.

Beautiful black clothing did not go unnoticed by society. The color was so dark and elegant that the nobility classes of Europe took to wearing black. At the end of the 14th century, foreign kings and princes took interest in black clothing. So, black became the color of choice for noble young men for centuries.

My love for history and luxury made me choose this color for my collection.